No matter how old we get, there's no outgrowing loud music, Ninja Turtles, or places where joysticks brought joy — one quarter at a time.
This weekend, downtown Culver City transforms into a city-sized arcade and videogame gallery at IndieCade.
From mobile developers showcasing the next Angry Birds to fully immersive, large-scale outdoor events like Humans vs. Zombies (pick a side and fight!), couch jockeys and thrillseekers alike will have loads to do.
Don't expect to see any Mario or Solid Snake, though. IndieCade is all about letting emerging 8-bit aficionados stretch their creative legs on the GameWalk (like an artwalk, but with controllers), allowing inner children out to play.
The events themselves are free (though many require signup), but for party invites and special discounts, pony up for the $12 festival wristband for the whole weekend (if you buy 4, they're $10 each).
And you'll need it if you want to defend some of those high scores.